shed found bayo, help needed!

I was at work today speaking to an elderly gentleman, he was telling me about his experiences of the war as child on the suffolk coast, next thing he goes into his shed and hands me two bayos smiles and tells me to take them home!

i have no idea about bayos so any help to id would be great, ones british and the other is french with an inscription running along the back of the blade, my camera is to old to capture the writing clearly, it reads something like ….16re d olimes de lt etienne juillet1879
any help would be great, sorry for the awful pictures

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